LG Optimus Slider coming soon at Best Buy sans contract, for Virgin Mobile

LG Optimus Slider coming soon at Best Buy sans contract, for Virgin Mobile
Back during the summer, we reported on a model that was rumored to come to Sprint known as the LG Gelato Q. That phone became the LG Optimus Slider and while a September 11th launch was shown on the leaked internal screen shots, the phone has not yet been announced by Sprint-or any other carrier for that matter. But new information brought to our attention makes it appear that Sprint has decided to let this model go to its pre-paid Virgin Mobile division.

Tonight, one of our loyal readers pointed out to us that Best Buy has the LG Optimus Slider on its web site, listed as coming soon. The page shows the device being available for pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile, without a contract, for $199.99. Not much in the way of specs is available, but we can tell you that the LG Optimus Slider offers a 3.2 inch LCD screen and a 3MP camera on back. A portrait oriented slide sliding QWERTY gives the phone its name and Android 2.3 is installed.

We probably will have to await the official introduction of the device by LG and Virgin to find out some of the other specs such as processor speed, RAM, resolution of the screen and some of the other important numbers that phone fanatics love to hear about. But with Best Buy already preparing to roll out the LG Optimus Slider, at least we know that the unit is on its way to Virgin Mobile soon.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: BestBuy

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Optimus Slider
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.15 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(3.80h talk time)




Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Shame it isn't 3.5 inches at least.

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Thats what she said. *couldnt resist*


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010


4. merdoc

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

i think it looks pretty cool

5. alvinspeakstoo

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

has anyone realize the lg enlighten and lg optimus slider is similar...like the looks. the screen size....hm....LOL

6. CluckCluckNAway unregistered

The last so many LG phones from the Rumor Touch to these all look similar. I hope they haven't run out of creative juice.

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

When was the last time they were creative? The chocolate? The Voyager? Yeah, that juice has been sucked dry.

9. sapy2k unregistered

BestBuy took it down, i saw it yesterday now it's gone it no longer shows up.. someone jumped the gun or messed up... or there's a marketing plot behind it..

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